Community Re-Integration Program
The Community Re-Integration Program provides an array of services all dedicated to assisting ex-offenders in preparing for, securing and maintaining long-term employment. The program is designed to meet the specific needs of ex-offenders re-entering the workforce to ensure a successful transition into society. Since it’s inception in 2003 the CRI Program’s success stems from it multi-targeted approach in addressing successful ex-offender re-entry within the Phoenix Metro community. The approach includes provision of effective job readiness training and support services, best practices in job placement, collaborations with community organizations, community colleges and local chambers of commerce to increase resources and employment opportunities for ex-offenders.
Maricopa county residents who have a felony or misdemeanor conviction. Conviction must for a NON-SEXUAL offense.
Ex-Offender Job Search Workshop:
This intensive 16 Hour job readiness workshop is focused on creative solutions to securing employment. Topics addressed include; resume/cover letter writing, employment applications, interview skills, self branding/marketing, job search strategies, employer follow up and employment retention. Additional information is provided on the Federal Bonding Program, Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) and local community resources.
Job Coaching/Case Management:
Job coaches provide individual case management and job coaching services to help you reach your career and education goals! Program services include resume and cover letter writing, how to develop a job search action plan, career exploration, job placement assistance and job retention support. Job coaches also provide referrals for emergency services
Financial Literacy Program:
The CRI Program has partnered with Arizona Saves to provide financial literacy classes centered on themes related to Banking Basics, Budgeting & Savings and How to Repair Your Credit. The goal is to enhance healthy money management behaviors among program participants and increase self-sufficiency skills.
Community Voicemail Program:
The CRI Program is a partner of Community Information & Referral and provider of the Community Voicemail Program. Community Voice Mail is a free, 24-hour nationwide voice mail used to connect individuals to jobs, housing, community resources, friends and family. Call to set up an appointment and sign up for your free confidential Community Voicemail.
Federal Bonding Program:
The Federal Bonding Program was establised by the Department of Labor to provide Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for "at-risk", hard-to-place job seekers. The bond is given to the employer free-of-charge, and serves as an incentive to the company to hire a job applicant who is an ex-offender or has some other "risk" factor in their personal background. Call to learn more about how a fidelity bond can help you in securing employment.